Interview: Shalimar Preuss, “My Blue-Eyed Girl” image

Interview: Shalimar Preuss, “My Blue-Eyed Girl”

Writer-director Shalimar Preuss talks about her first feature, My Blue-Eyed Girl, and its themes of nature, childhood and boredom. Don't miss it in Rendez-Vous with French Cinema!

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Interview: David Riker, “The Girl” image

Interview: David Riker, “The Girl”

The acclaimed director speaks about his extensive research into the dramas of the US-Mexico border, the lasting influence of Italian Neorealist films, and the evolution of the independent film world over his decade-long career.

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Interview: Abbas Kiarostami, “Like Someone in Love” image

Interview: Abbas Kiarostami, “Like Someone in Love”

The Iranian master on working through language barriers in his latest. Japan-set film, as well as the ongoing debate between digital and film, the tragic "misunderstandings" between Iran and the U.S., and much more in this fascinating interview.

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Interview: Bruce Checefsky on Franciszka and Stefan Themerson image

Interview: Bruce Checefsky on Franciszka and Stefan Themerson

Bruce Checefsky of the Cleveland Institute of Art discusses Poland's first avant-garde filmmakers, how their work expresses the fraught situation in Warsaw in the late 1920s and early 1930s, and his recreation of Themerson films lost during the Nazi occupation and World War II.

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Daily Buzz: Sundance Episode 1 image

Daily Buzz: Sundance Episode 1

The Sundance Film Festival typically begins with a question. Which film on this year's slate will achieve the level of success found by one of last year's hits. And so, Sundance 2013 begins with festival goers asking: "What will be this year's Beasts of the Southern Wild?"

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Interview: Zuzanna Solakiewicz, “Yorzeit” image

Interview: Zuzanna Solakiewicz, “Yorzeit”

Director Zuzanna Solakiewicz reveals a little-known piece of Jewish history: a gravesite in Poland of three holy masters, covered up during World War II. Travel to Poland with Meir Moszkowicz on Yorzeit (the anniversary of the death of Master Zvi) in this beautiful documentary.

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Interview: Karen Thorsen & Tracie Holder, “Joe Papp in Five Acts” image

Interview: Karen Thorsen & Tracie Holder, “Joe Papp in Five Acts”

How did New York end up with public theater, Shakespeare in Central Park, and subway posters for Broadway shows? How did Meryl Streep, David Mamet, and George C. Scott get started? Directors Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen discuss their documentary portrait of the man responsible for it all, Joe Papp.

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Interview: Destin Daniel Cretton, “I Am Not a Hipster” image

Interview: Destin Daniel Cretton, “I Am Not a Hipster”

The filmmaker behind December's Indie Night film speaks about his directorial approach, conflicting defintions of what is art and what is a hobby, and the largely unrecognized San Diego arts scene.

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Interview: Radu Gabrea, “Three Days Till Christmas” image

Interview: Radu Gabrea, “Three Days Till Christmas”

Romanian director Radu Gabrea talks about his latest docu-drama about the Romanian revolution and the final three days of the rule of communist leader Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife Elena.

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Podcast: Showcasing the Next Wave of Romanian Cinema image

Podcast: Showcasing the Next Wave of Romanian Cinema

Against the expectations of many, a trio of Romanian culture warriors fought to bring this year's Making Waves festival to the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Hear them talk about the event in a special podcast interview.

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